All modules are compulsory to provide good coverage across all the key areas.
- Foundations of Learning- Literacy and Numeracy
- Child Development & Early Learning
- Professional Studies & First Teaching Practice (20 serial days and 4 week block)
- Professional Skills of the Teacher
- Curriculum Studies: Core Subjects
- Pedagogical and Scientific Principles of Physical Education
- Inclusion & Primary Education
- Professional Studies: Developing as a Teacher
- Curriculum Studies: Developing Core Subject Knowledge
- Managing Medium-Term Teaching & Learning
- Second Teaching Practice (8 serial days and a 6 week block)
- Practical Aspects of Physical Education – Game-based Learning
- Curriculum Studies: Deepening Core Subject Understanding
- Enhanced Placement - up to 3 weeks in a different educational setting
- Final Teaching Practice (10 week block)
- Dissertation with Physical Education Focus
- Practical Aspects of Physical Education – Health-based Learning
- Professional Studies: Current Issues for the Teacher
The reputation of our trainees, both within and outside of immediate partnership schools in the South West, has resulted in high employability rates, with the University ‘seal of approval’ being recognised by headteachers across the country. Ofsted (2104) praised the University’s ‘effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable’. Many students undertake their teaching practices in London or abroad, therefore your qualification from The University of St Mark and St John will enable you to be a serious consideration for any first post.
Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Some of our trainees have gone on to establish themselves as freelance specialist teachers in their field of expertise.
The overall course leader is Sally Eales and the programme team is made of up of highly enthusiastic and experienced tutors, all of whom have a range of experience teaching in different types of schools. The team includes ex-headteachers, senior managers, advisory staff and subject experts. PE specialists from across the university also lead and support modules. All are engaged in research, working with schools, teachers and pupils, presenting at conferences, writing books and supporting schools with continuing professional development.